Nando’s Famous for flame-grilled Peri-Peri Chicken opened their 3rd dine-in Restaurant in Ludhiana (Punjab, India). Nando’s who has a chain of restaurants all over the world interestingly chose Ludhiana for their third outlet after Bangalore and Chandigarh instead Delhi.
Nando’s uses African-Portuguese cooking style. They serve Flame grilled chicken (not deep fried) with a choice of peri peri flavor – Mild, Hot or extra hot. You can even try the very very hot peri peri flavor but I would recommend it for the brave hearted.
Nando’s Menu – The Menu is very Exhaustive for the Non-vegetarians, the vegetarians would have a tough time though the Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) is good as my friends told me. We ordered Rice with Chicken strips, Half Chicken meal (flame grilled chicken pieces basted with your choice of flavor) and the peri peri special lemonade. The food was very good and rich in flavors and taste. You will feel the peri peri flavor (as it is very spicy) and the lemonade also had a unique chilly flavor to it. The chicken is juicy, fresh and spicy. You definitely feel the need of a desert after the meal but we decided to let go because we wanted to relish the flavor for some time. For the next time we thought we will try the burgers and Chicken steak.
The average cost for two would be Rs 600 to 900 (including drinks) but it definitely is worth it. It’s an absolute treat for the Non-vegetarians. The Ambiance (decor and lighting) is also good, goes with the Nando’s theme worldwide. Also you can buy the sauces used their i.e. Mild, Hot, Extra hot & very very hot.
The restaurant is getting a very good response from the Ludhiana crowd. We had to wait for an hour to get a table so I would recommend getting the table reserved well in advance. Nando’s serves freshly made meals so your order might take a bit longer.
There are three Nando’s outlets in India so far:
Bangalore -1/A, Church St.
Chandigarh – SCO 339-340, Sector 35B
Ludhiana – Sarabha Nagar main Market